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#33439 - 01/09/05 11:50 AM Twin Spin Danger Warning!

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If you have a Twin Spin wheel by Super Pet please read this.
I found one of our gliders caught in the wheel this morning. The wheel has a front place with entry holes, and it attatches to the back of the wheel that is the running area. The wheel had come loose leaving a gap. When I went to check the gliders and take out the food dishes I thought my baby was dead! When I picked up the wheel, crying hysterically, he started moving. His neck was caught very tightly. My hubby came to help me and we took the wheel apart and removed him. His nose pinked up and he is looking good. He will be making a trip to the vet just to be on the cautious side. I shudder to think what may have happened if I hadn't found him, and I am not sure how long he had been this way.
If you own one of these wheels, please make sure it fits tight or throw them out. I am getting rid of them and getting different wheels now. I don't think I could stand the worry of this happening again. I haven't been this frightened in a long time.
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Edited by AngieH (01/09/05 11:54 AM)

#33440 - 01/09/05 12:06 PM Re: Twin Spin Danger Warning! [Re: ]
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OH MY! That had to be horrible on you. Thank God you found him in time.
I would definitely also be getting it touch with the maker of that wheel as I am sure you have already sent them a nice little note letting them know of their product.

Thanks for the heads up. I dont own one of those and right now I am very thankful for that. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" />
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#33441 - 01/09/05 04:33 PM Re: Twin Spin Danger Warning! [Re: ]
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OH!!!!! Thankfully you found him in time!!!!!! How trajic it could have been!! I hope he is alright and quickly gets over his trauma. Poor little guy. Once again you have proven to be a glider angel! Right place at the right time!!!
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#33442 - 01/09/05 04:37 PM Re: Twin Spin Danger Warning! [Re: ]

My gliders and I both love our QUIET Stealth wheels. Neither my husband or I can think of a way they could get injured.
I can't imagine going through something as that.
I am so happy you got to him in time. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/muchlove.gif" alt="" />

#33443 - 01/09/05 04:40 PM Re: Twin Spin Danger Warning! [Re: ]

I agree, Stealth wheels are very safe and quiet, the gliders have a ball on them <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

#33444 - 01/09/05 05:14 PM Re: Twin Spin Danger Warning! [Re: ]

Oh my that must have been terrible.
I amglad you ound the little one.

#33445 - 01/09/05 07:42 PM Re: Twin Spin Danger Warning! [Re: ]

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Well we have some gliders that are not going to be too happy soon. They will soon wake up to no wheel. We currently have 130 gliders between Mel and I, most being rescues. Although we love the stealth wheels we can't afford to replace them all at this time. We do have some wodent wheels, and comfort wheels. The gliders will be safe at least.
My little man is doing well, he had no permanet damage. I am still a little on the shakey side and very nervous.
He is eating and drinking fine and has been with us all day getting babies and pampered. Thank you all for your kind thoughts.
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#33446 - 01/09/05 08:02 PM Re: Twin Spin Danger Warning! [Re: ]

Look up the link to make your own Stealth wheels.
I believe it is by Randy. I probably would of made ours if I had seen that post first. Mine would certainly miss their wheels if they didn't have them. My one 260 gallon reptarium has 3 wheels in it. And just like there 4 pouches they all get used even though I only have 2 gliders in there. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/multi.gif" alt="" />

#33447 - 01/10/05 07:32 PM Re: Twin Spin Danger Warning! [Re: ]

Thank goodness you found your little one in time!

My greatest fear is that of the "unknown". We think things are safe and then something bad happens.

Thanks for sharing this information with us all; I will definitely never buy one of those wheels.

Hope your little one continues to improve. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/heartpump.gif" alt="" />

#33448 - 01/11/05 09:44 AM Re: Twin Spin Danger Warning! [Re: ]
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Oh Angie! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" />

I know EXACTLY how frightened you must have been to find him that way, the same thing happened to me about a year ago, I posted it here on the board.

I woke up and found Chip stuck between the 2 pieces of his twin spin, he would run his little heart out on that thing and it cracked on him and get got stuck. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crying.gif" alt="" /> He wasn't hurt either but I bet he wouldn't have made it if he would have struggled or would have been stuck there for awhile!

I'm so glad that your little one is okay! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/heartpump.gif" alt="" />

#33449 - 01/11/05 10:44 PM Re: Twin Spin Danger Warning! [Re: ]

Angie, Glad to hear you and your little one had a happy ending to this horrible accident. I tried to find the stealth wheel on the internet, and my search engine doesn't turn it up. Could you please tell me who carries them? Thanks, Tina

#33450 - 01/11/05 11:16 PM Re: Twin Spin Danger Warning! [Re: ]

Angie, never mind about who sells the wheels. Do you have a PayPal link on your website for donations? I'd like to send you whatever I have in my PayPal account... it's not much, but it might help buy a wheel for your fuzzbutts.

#33451 - 01/12/05 03:13 AM Re: Twin Spin Danger Warning! [Re: ]

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Angie, Look up the link to make your own Stealth wheels. I believe it is by Randy......

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[:"blue"] I have, indeed, made a number of posts about people constructing their own Flex Wheel clones. It's easy, requires only a few basic tools and can save a bunch of money.....especially if you are making several. However, it was actually our ingenious GC owner, TomH, who posted the very nice thread with detailed instructions and pictures of his method for building a glider wheel. I'll post the link to the thread in a few minutes for those who are interested in reviewing it.



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